MI­CROSOFT ECOSYS­TEM TO ADD 23,800 JOBS

Cloud ser­vices will cre­ate a fur­ther 31,650 new jobs, as spend­ing on pub­lic cloud grows

Channel Middle East - - Front Line -

Mi­crosoft’s tech­nol­ogy ecosys­tem will add

23,800 jobs in the UAE by the end of 2022, IDC said in a new re­port.

The larger cloud ser­vices mar­ket will cre­ate a fur­ther 31,650 new jobs in the next five years in the coun­try, the re­search firm adds. Spend­ing on pub­lic cloud ser­vices in the UAE will al­most quadru­ple over that time, from AED 439m in 2017 to AED 1.51bn in 2022, IDC says.

The Mi­crosoft ecosys­tem – the com­pa­nies that sell, ser­vice, de­ploy, or oth­er­wise work with Mi­crosoft prod­ucts – sup­ported more than 71,250 work­ers in 2017.

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